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Sea Air Operations Gallery Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Midway (Aircraft carrier : CV-41)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Extent:
2.93 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes) (1 slim document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
[ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
Series I of this collection consists of the following: seven folders containing almost 200 photographs and negatives on display in the exhibit, four series of slides (two detailing the U.S.S. Midway used for background research, one detailing documents and photos of the Philippine Sea battle, and of the finished museum exhibit) and the exhibit script. Series II is a collection of images that were collected for the Sea Air Operations Gallery but were not used in the exhibit itself. It consists of 17 folders of photographs and negatives dealing with the following subjects: Pearl Harbor, Pacific battleship battles of 1942-1945, US and Japanese commanders, aircraft carriers, aces, the USS Enterprise, Guadalcanal, USMC air operations, Grumman workers, Manila atrocities, miscellaneous aircraft and miscellaneous photos. In Series I, 33 of the photograph negatives have no corresponding prints in the folders but are on display downstairs. Seven of the photos of a more graphic nature have no accompanying print nor are they on display. Series III consists of research material gathered in support of the Sea Air Operation Gallery. Series IV consists of slide images taken by Lt. William G. Lotz, USN, aboard the USS Midway circa 1989-1990. Series III and IV were merged with the exiting collection in 1998.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's Sea Air Operations Gallery details the operations of carriers and their aircraft, both of the World War II era and the present day. Featured are panels focusing on carrier-verses-carrier battles fought by the U.S. and Japanese navies during World War II: the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The exhibit also highlights other Pacific missions, from Pearl Harbor, through Midway, to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM generated, transfer, 1995, 1995-0040, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Philippine Sea, Battles of the, 1944  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0040

Admiral Maxwell F. Leslie Collection

Creator:
Leslie, Maxwell Franklin, 1902-1984  Search this
Names:
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier, CV-10)  Search this
Leslie, Maxwell Franklin, 1902-1984  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic feet ((3 records center boxes) (1 20x24x3 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1922-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains information about Admiral Leslie from the years 1922-1977, covering his Navy career and including the World War II years and his part in the Battle of Midway. The collection contains the following types of material: official Navy documents, letters from researchers who sought information on the Battle of Midway, personal papers, newspaper clippings, a magazine article with general information on the Battle of Midway and post-War publications. The collection also contains numerous photographs but none pertaining to the Battle of Midway. Most of the photographs are not labeled and show base life, including many of base athletic teams, mostly baseball.
Biographical / Historical:
Admiral Maxwell Franklin Leslie (1902-1984) attended the University of Washington before entering the US Naval Academy in 1922. He was commissioned Ensign in 1926, received flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1929 and was designated Naval Aviator in 1930. When the US entered World War II, he was Executive Officer of Bombing Squadron 3, based on the USS Saratoga. He later commanded that unit, operating from the USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway. For extraordinary heroism there, he was awarded the Navy Cross. He also flew with his squadron operating from from the USS Enterprise while escorting the USS Hornet for the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, April 17, 1942. He continued to serve the Navy overseas during World War II and after the war spent the rest of his career on various ships and bases. He retired in 1956. In addition to the Navy Cross, he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" and the Commendation Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation to the USS Enterprise, American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William N. Leslie, gift, 1986, 1987-0131, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Clippings
Manuscripts
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0131
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0131

Commemorating the Year 1942

Maker:
Franklin Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, silver (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 4.44 cm; x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
Medal
Other Terms:
Medal; Commemorative
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United States
Date made:
1974
Associated date:
1942
Related event:
Battle of Midway  Search this
Credit Line:
Elvira Clain-Stefanelli
ID Number:
1980.0943.0017
Accession number:
1980.0943
Catalog number:
1980.0943.17
1980.0943
Serial number:
0965
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-caa3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_955522

Flying Jacket

User:
Gay, George H.  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 25 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 39.37 cm
Object Name:
jacket
Other Terms:
jacket; Man; Navy; Air; Flight; Summer
Used in:
Asia
Associated date:
1941 - 1945
Related event:
Battle of Midway  Search this
World War II  Search this
The Great Depression and World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
George H. Gay
ID Number:
AF.59193-N
Catalog number:
59193-N
Accession number:
253618
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition:
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-a0bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_459448

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz medal, World War II series, United States, 1967

Issuing authority:
Presidential Art Medals, Inc.  Search this
Associated person:
Nimitz, Chester W.  Search this
Maker:
Medallic Art Company Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 4.44 cm; x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
medal
Other Terms:
medal; Personal
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United States
Date made:
1967
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Midway  Search this
Credit Line:
Presidential Art Medals, Inc.
ID Number:
NU.67.95704
Catalog number:
67.95704
Accession number:
273868
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-05b8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_961923

Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway / Elliot Carlson

Author:
Carlson, Elliot 1936-  Search this
Publisher:
United States Naval Institute  Search this
Subject:
Rochefort, Joe 1900-1976  Search this
United States Navy Officers  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 572 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
Cryptographers  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, Japanese  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Electronic intelligence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090769

Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway / N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr

Author:
Kleiss, N. Jack 1916-2016  Search this
Orr, Timothy J.  Search this
Orr, Laura Lawfer  Search this
Subject:
Kleiss, N. Jack 1916-2016  Search this
United States Navy Scouting Squadron Six  Search this
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Dive bomber pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080065

Incredible victory / Walter Lord

Author:
Lord, Walter 1917-2002  Search this
Physical description:
x, 306 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1968, c1967
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821931

Shattered sword : the untold story of the Battle of Midway / Jonathan B. Parshall and Anthony P. Tully

Author:
Parshall, Jonathan B. 1962-  Search this
Tully, Anthony P. 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 613 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, Japanese  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Japanese  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840760

Return to Midway / Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold ; principal photography by David Doubilet ; additional photography by Mark Thiessen, Keith Morehead, and Glen Marullo ; underwater paintings by Ken Marschall ; technical and historical consultation by Robert J. Cressman, Charles Haberlein, Jr., and John Lundstrom

Author:
Ballard, Robert D  Search this
Archbold, Rick 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Shipwrecks  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629927

The last flight of Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Junior, USNR, Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942 / Bowen P. Weisheit

Author:
Weisheit, Bowen P  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Markland d. 1942  Search this
United States Navy  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 88 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Fighter pilots  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519876

Incredible victory / by Walter Lord

Author:
Lord, Walter 1917-2002  Search this
Physical description:
x, 331 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
1967
[1998?]
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_539748

No higher honor : the U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway / Jeff Nesmith

Title:
U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Author:
Nesmith, Jeff  Search this
Subject:
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier : CV-5)  Search this
Physical description:
280 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Call number:
D774.M5 N47 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_594626

"And I was there" : Pearl Harbor and Midway--breaking the secrets / by Edwin T. Layton, with Roger Pineau and John Costello

Author:
Layton, Edwin T. 1903-  Search this
Pineau, Roger 1916-  Search this
Costello, John  Search this
Subject:
Layton, Edwin T. 1903-  Search this
United States Navy  Search this
Physical description:
596 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941--Personal narratives, American  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942--Personal narratives, American  Search this
Admirals  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L43 A1 1985
D767.92.L39 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400427

The barrier and the javelin : Japanese and Allied Pacific strategies, February to June 1942 / H.P. Willmott

Author:
Willmott, H. P  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 596 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
1983
C1983
1912-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D767.2.W537 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421637

The battles of Coral Sea and Midway, 1942 : a selected bibliography / Myron J. Smith, Jr

Author:
Smith, Myron J  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 157 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942--Bibliography  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z6207.W8S5628 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_429491

Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942 / by Samuel Eliot Morison ; with illustrations

Author:
Morison, Samuel Eliot 1887-1976  Search this
Signer:
Leslie, Maxwell F. DSI  Search this
Thach, Jimmy DSI  Search this
Gay, George H. 1917- DSI  Search this
Subject:
United States Navy Pacific Fleet  Search this
United States Navy Task organizations  Search this
Physical description:
[11], x-xxiii, 307, [1] p., [38] p. of plates (some folded) : ill., charts, maps, ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Solomon Islands
Guadalcanal Island
Alaska
Aleutian Islands
Pacific
Date:
1975
1949
1962, c1949
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Submarine  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Amphibious operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, Japanese  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
D773 .M6 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486315

Miracle at Midway / Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon

Author:
Prange, Gordon W. - (Gordon William) 1910-1980  Search this
Goldstein, Donald M  Search this
Dillon, Katherine V  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 469 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Call number:
D774.M5P7 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_319526

That gallant ship : U.S.S. Yorktown CV-5 / by Robert Cressman

Author:
Cressman, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier : CV-5)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 184 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Call number:
VA65.Y62C74 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_322886

The price of admiralty : the evolution of naval warfare / John Keegan

Author:
Keegan, John 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1989
1989, c1988
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Naval art and science--History  Search this
Naval history, Modern  Search this
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805  Search this
Jutland, Battle of, 1916  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
V53.K44 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365343

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